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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Duality Game

Some philosophical thoughts were stirred up as I watched the movie 'Jumanji'. It is about two kids who start playing a mysterious board game in which the consequences were very real! Disasters and creatures were unleashed on them. Running away from the game made them suffer with the consequences for 26 long years of physical/ emotional wandering, until two other kids who moved in, carried the game to its conclusion.

The rule of the Game (that the first pair hadn't read) had been that all the demons unleashed with each throw of the dice could only be reversed if the game was ended by reaching its home and by calling out JUMANJI. 

And so when the game ended, the two kids who started the game did come back to the same year and same age as when they had sat for the game; but there  was a difference, that they were wiser than their age had been...

Isn't that how life is! We can run away and hide from what our actions lead our life into but it won't remedy the consequences...won't put back the demons we nonetheless unleashed. But if we make an effort to face our circumstances or brickbats or whatever; if we do our very best and survive through to the end, to our lives very end we would have truly concluded the game of life successfully. And moreover we would be a wiser soul for having played the game and competently! 

 "So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy"John 16: 22. This is the way Jesus,  has called us home.

The world we live in, is the game and the world we are called to, is our home. That is the duality of our soul's existence. 

Every duality has a divide, a barrier of differences and every duality has a pulling force as well, that seeks to end the divide. Something like the longing for home for the man out on a journey...or the longing for love, as with the duality of man and woman. 

The divine consciousness forms a duality when it has existence in its creation. This division is into two poles which has a mutual pull that tries to end the divide. 

It is the pulling force of love, the longing for home..... the call to be whole again. 

The rule then, is to be strong and hold on; to hope, faith and love till the very end....


Steve Finnell said...


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deeps said...

indeed, life is like that..
you must have watched Matrix na?

Jerly said...

have watched clips. want to watch it

jcm manuel said...

I don't know how dual life really is. We are nature - we have a mind and responsibility, but we are so deeply ingrained with nature. But there is certainly a lot of place for paradoxes in life. Seeming contradictions. Things often seem to exist in 'pairs' (think individualism vs. discipline, for one thing: both seem necessary and they are sort of opposites). Life is like that. Contradictions seem to be the hallmark of reality.

So I guess there is some sort of "duality" in a certain way already at this point.

Haddock said...

A little bit scary - the Jumanji game.

Jerly said...

yes life is indeed a mystery and sometimes as scary as the game!
Thank you friends for comments

Jovy Thomas said...

Lovely article.I like this line, "the world we live in, is the game and the world we are called to, is our home." Nice thought.

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